I've never fucking posted here before, and I didn't even know it existed before today, I've never had an interest in cars until a month or two ago, I'm 20 years and I don't own a car nor a licence, To go to my uni and work all I need is a bus and if I was ever going to get a car it was for me to get to a and b point.
But recently I've had this odd feeling that I want to get into cars and drive them around and feel how they perform. I don't know what happened, but now I want to know how to make a car from the inside out and learn all about them.
Do you guys have some 101 shit for absolute fucking dead brains? Stuff that would interest a child when it comes to cars? I legit look at cars and say that's a blue one and a red one. Some sort of tutorial on youtube that teaches you the basics of cars comes in mind.
>pic pretty unrelated
While I'm learning in a car I wanted to get my own car.
but once again, I have no idea what I would get, I'm sure you fuckers get plenty of people asking this. I had a look at your sticky but that's still not helping.
Do I want something that's fuel efficient and something that doesn't break down all the time?
just drive whatever. don't worry about being a "car guy"
no one cares, it costs money, women will think you're boring (you will turn into james may so you will be). also you're too old. most of us didn't choose this.
Well you can't buy a car without a license, so forget about what to buy for now. Concern yourself only with finding someone to teach you and passing your written test. It took me a year to get my license, you've got a long road ahead so you better start now.
If you have an iPhone, this app is pretty good.
That looks good, thanks for that. I'll give it a lil look.
I live in Australia, I'm pretty sure we can own a car and have it registered without having a licence, but maybe I'm confused.
Also, what the fuck is the difference in shit like HOLDEN, FORD, TOYOTA, is it just how they run?
Becuase most people I know have a preference and loyalty almost to a car company, can anyone explain that?
Is there some sort of common trend within the company that makes the cars feel similar or something?
That sounds like something I'd like to achieve. I felt like an idiot the other day when my sisters car broke down and I had no idea what was going on.
If I had some sort of knowledge about cars maybe I could of helped and not made a fool out of myself.
Most people who are brand loyal are just fucking retarded. Like the Honda/Toyota fans who constantly bleat "muh reliability" because of their cars in the 90's and ignoring the fact that the story of Honda and Toyota in the early/mid 2000's is basically RECALLS AND DEFECTS FUCKING EVERYWHERE
people might have a preference within a certain generation, though. For example, there is a small segment of time in BMW's life that they were basically making the most kickass cars ever. That doesn't mean buying a 2015 BMW is going to be a good idea, because it's not.
I used to think cars were shit, even though I was brought up in the suburbs of Detroit and went to the autoshow every year. My parents took me to the classic car show at Meadowbrook (concours?).
Pretty much all cars looked like shit. Then I discovered the cars I love, from the 80's and 90's, which were the cars I had pretty much never had been exposed to before.
Open up wikipedia and just put in an auto manufacturer's name and wander and look at all the cool shit they have made over the years.
Yeah, sounds like a plan. I think I'll just lurk /o/ until I've gathered enough information while looking at shit like wiki and youtube.
Y-yeah, I wish I could relate to your anger. So do you guys ever laugh at a specific brand of cars? Like "normie" cars? Or is there no such thing, I just want to drive a car that's somewhat respected.
Just start reading things, watching things, etcetera. You'll quickly learn the difference between "appliance-tier" and "fun" cars, and after some digging around you'll find out why. I'm too lazy to type a massive wall of text going into detail on this right now.
The list could go on forever because this is /o/, but...
>any base model of a nice car brand e.g buying a BMW with a 2 liter engine that makes less horsepower than a Camry
>any sports car equipped with an automatic transmission
>anything equipped with an automatic transmission
Dont wanna start a shitstorm, but at least the Koreans are trying.
Cars are great hobbies mane
Just not an easy one to become skilled at
Best way to start is buying some old American car and buying the repair manual and just getting your hands in their
That's why it's probably one of the best hobbies out
You can spend a lifetime of having fun and enjoying many different types of cars and learning how they work from old muscle cars to new hyper performance cars
I'd say being into cars and guns are probably the best hobbies because you can genuinely enjoy your purchase and get intimate with them
OP, go to HowStuffWorks and watch YouTube tutorials. Good way to start.
Also, start learning manufacturers and their country of origin. That's how I started as a kid.
Cars are fun and some of them sound badass. Just wait for the day you experience thrilling acceleration in a fast car, or you perfectly go around a corner in a nimble car.
Everyday we shitpost about everything. Yes, some brands are shitty and make bad quality cars with inferior technology (see any American manufacturer). Yes, there are "normie" cars, slow and boring machines that transport from A to B.
Basically car guys like cars that look cool, go fast and make loud sounds.
op here, this might sound actually retarded.
But is driving a fast car dangerous and shit? Do you guys crash often? And how many of you actually drift your cars or w/e or just race it?
What's the point in having a performance car when you can't even race it?
Things like trackdays and autocross exist, or just hauling ass on an empty highway at night.
It's more about making your car your own and having fun with what you've got, to me at least.
I don't think faster cars are inherently more dangerous. It depends on the driver.
A fast car will appeal to people who like speed.
People who like fast cars will probably have a lead foot.
People who have a led foot are more likely to take a turn fast.
People who take turn fast are more likely to wrap their car around a tree.
All cars are dangerous. They're 2 ton machines controlled by distracted human beings.
It depends on the driver. A fast car may be tempting for someone who doesn't know his limits and could end up wrapping it around a tree. But if you're careful, you shouldn't have any problems.
People say that driving a slow car fast is better than driving a fast car slow, because you can be more aggressive with the throttle with less chances to die.
The difference is literally every part. With some exceptions, car brands do not share major components, and even within the brand can have wildly different engines, drivetrains etc. Engines are the easy one. Economy cars typically have inline 4 cylinder engines, sportier cars can have anything from turbocharged 4s (kraut space magic) to v12s.
I've never wrecked my car, and I did some dumb shit in high school. I spun it a few times driving too fast around a turn, but you have to really be going or really have shit tires to spin a car.